NEW DELHI: Sacked -AAP leader Sandeep Kumar has been arrested as a police complaint was filed today by a 40-year-old woman alleging that she was drugged, raped and secretly filmed about a year ago by the Delhi lawmaker, who was dismissed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over the sex scandal.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Vikramjit Singh said, “This incident happened last year after Sandeep Kumar had become a minister. The woman has filed a complaint at Sultanpuri police station and Sandeep Kumar has been booked for rape, amongst other charges.”
The woman has told the Delhi Police that the nine-minute video that led to Mr Kumar’s removal as Delhi’s minister for women and child development, was filmed without her knowledge after he allegedly spiked her drink and forced himself on her.
The woman is from Himachal Pradesh but has lived in Delhi for almost 20 years. She is married and has four children. She has told the police that the video is from about a year ago, when she had met Mr Kumar because he had promised to get her a ration card.
Sandeep Kumar, 36, has denied that he is the man in the video and has alleged that he is being targeted because he is a Dalit. The Aam Aadmi Party suspended him from membership of the party this morning.
Soon after the case was registered, Mr Kejriwal said in a tweet, “If the woman’s allegations are correct, this is very serious. Strongest exemplary punishment should be given to Sandeep.”